AutoCAD Licence Manager
The AutoDesk License Manager
AutoCAD uses the widely-used Flexera Manager from specialist company Flexera as its license manager, which resides on the license server (the license manager itself can also be referred to as the ‘license server’, the two terms often being used interchangeably). This software controls and monitors concurrent license usage to ensure that the customer is complying with the contractual agreement with AutoDesk. The monitoring aspect is especially important since AutoDesk introduced Token-Flex, where the division of the AutoCAD day into 8-minute timeslots and the times when the license is pulled and released can have a material cost impact.
While AutoDesk’s license manager software provides basic information to help you administer licenses, it is primarily designed to control checkout of Autodesk licenses, highlight any gaps in compliance and calculate billing for customers with a “pay per use” software model. But many features that could help you manage licenses better and optimize your license inventory are not available in the AutoCAD License Manager software. Fortunately there is OpenLM, a license tool designed to help the user organization manage AutoCAD and other Autodesk products, as well as a comprehensive range of engineering software from other vendors.
What OpenLM can do for You
Other CAD and Engineering Software
OpenLM can manage many of the different engineering software tools in the organization’s software intentory, giving a consolidated view, rather than having to rely on each vendor’s own license management software. OpenLM is a solution tailored for engineering software which manages licenses from thousands of vendors and AutoDesk is prominent on the list. Not only does OpenLM provide more information about AutoCAD than the AutoDesk license manager, it provides valuable data on other engineering software using many types of different license managers, such as .Dassault’s DSLS and Sentinel RMS.
Better License Optimization
If you are using OpenLM to manage AutoCAD licenses, your workload is reduced and your control is increased. The superior query and reporting functions enable you to optimize your AutoCAD ecosystem with confidence, based on facts and not guesswork. Your community of CAD users are able to operate at maximum efficiency, with the minimum of downtime or availability. You can read more at https://www.openlm.com/openlm-for-autodesk/
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